Long Time No Type…

Everything got a bit much to be blogging on top of my training this year, WHICH, by the way, has been amazing.

So I haven’t posted.

In nearly a whole year.

And I think this might be my last post on this blog 😦

HOWEVER

I have acquired an interest in creative writing, and am currently trying my hand at writing poetry, so i have a BRAND NEW BLOG.

To all of you followers, it would be great if you could read and follow my new blog:

www.theunseenwriter.wordpress.com

See you there.

It’s been a while, but I’m back! And with good news too…

So, it’s been a good few months since I last posted something – sorry about that!
I’ve been crazily busy with organising fundraising stuff for my course at Mountview.
My first fundraiser, was a bit if a flop actually… I still raised £50, but it was a flop…
My second, was three times better! I did a concert with some of my friends and it all went really well. We could have had a better turnout, but it seems a lot if people were on holiday that week and so couldn’t make it, but we still managed to raise £150!

You may be thinking, “well I thought you needed £6000, that’s not enough”?
True.

But here comes the good news…

I was awarded a DaDA!!

For those of you who may not know, a DaDA (dance and drama award) is a type if scholarship awarded to drama schools by the government, who then give them out to the auditionees they deem to be “the most talented…”
Now, I wouldn’t have put me in this category. I’m completely shocked. In fact, I almost DIDN’T get one.
Originally, I was put on the reserves list for it, but it seems that one (or more) students turned theirs down for whatever reason, and so I ended up getting one!!

I actually feel like the luckiest girl alive…

So, now I only have to pay £1,275 per year for tuition (though I don’t get any help towards maintenance, so I’ve still got all that to find…)

I have the money for tuition, thanks to my various fundraising efforts, a donation of £250 from the Rotary Club of Driffield, and a £500 grant from a trust in Scarborough, along with a small amount of work I’ve been able to grab hold of.
I do still need to find money to survive on though, so I am still asking for help from various sources.

If any of you are able to donate anything at all towards my training (who knows, you may see me on the West End or on TV in a few years…) then please click the link below. Anything at all is a huge help, and you will be credited for it!

Click Here To Donate

This opportunity means the world to me, and I can’t believe I’ve been given the chance to study at one of the best Drama Schools, not only in the UK, but also internationally!

Now, due to the crazy amount of stuff I’ve got to do in preparation for September, I probably won’t be able to post very often, but I’ll be sure to update whenever I can!

Here’s to the start of a new chapter in my life…

Fundraise, Raise the Funds!

So, as I’ve blogged previously, I’m going crazy with the thought of having to raise £6000… it’s not easy, I can tell you that for free.

I’ve had a few ideas, like doing a sponsored silence (my friend did it for me, and managed to raise about £70), and I’m going to be doing bake sales, going busking, holding a dinner dance, organizing a gala day with various performers and stalls at the local church hall and a performance evening at college, but I’m just not convinced that this will be enough…

This is where you come in…

I need some very good, cost effective methods for fundraising. I can’t really do anything sponsored, because we’ve already done that, and I can’t do another large event, because I’ve got three coming up! So any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Please, everyone, tell your friends about my cause, and if you can, and are feeling generous (which would really be amazing) you can donate some money, however little or large amount that may be, to my donations page to help me:

DONATIONS PAGE – PLEASE CLICK.

All of the information you need is on this page, and it really is going towards a good cause.

AND if you need any more persuasion as to who and what you’re helping, here is a video of me performing in Copacabana as Lola La Mar in 2011…

Copacabana 2011

So, to summarize, please leave your suggestions in the comments!

It’s been a while… but I’m still going!

Sorry for the lack of posting recently, I’ve been incredibly busy with college and shows and whatever else, but I’m back. And I’m still desperately trying to fundraise for Mountview!

I’ve set up this donations page, which is much easier to use than the previous method. Any donations would be so greatly appreciated, and I’m working so hard to raise the money! Please just take a moment to look at the page, and if you can, donate. Any amount helps, even if it’s as little as £1. But if you can’t donate yourself, please share the link with everyone you know, on your blog, or on Twitter or Facebook, just to get the word around and create as much opportunity as possible.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE

I’ve still got a long way to go before raising the full amount, but I know with your help that I can do it!

Sometimes dreams DO come true!

As some of you may well know from my previous blog post (Small Girl vs BIG Drama School #1 – Mountview), at the beginning of this month I auditioned for one of the top drama schools, Mountview Acadmy of Theatre Arts.

It’s been what felt like several decades waiting for the letter saying whether or not I had been offered a place, and today that dreaded letter came…

Here it is, glowing in all of it’s glory:

I GOT IN!!!!

I can’t actually believe it! (I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real)

It honestly feels like all of my Christmases and birthdays have all come at once!

Now I’ve just got to find an extra £5,000 on top of a student loan to be able to afford to go… Challenge accepted!

[Any fundraising ideas would be greatly appreciated 🙂 ]

Self Humiliation… Sorry – “Putting Thoughts On Paper”

So, I have taken it upon myself to write a diary.

I’ve tried numerous times, and every time it’s lasted all of about a week and I’ve ended up ripping out the few pages I’ve written on and using the notebook for something else.

This time, I am determined.

And I have an incentive – my best friend keeps one, has done religiously since she was twelve, and we have made a pact that at the end if this summer before we both move away to go to uni or wherever we end up (hopefully drama school) we will have a sleepover night where we will share our diary entries. I’m telling you, it will be comic gold dust!

So today, I went out and bought a new notebook. It looked boring so I decorated it with some patterned tissue paper and ribbon. It’s even labelled “diary” so I can tell myself it is for that purpose only, and has a little pocket on the inside back cover to put notes and stuff (not that anyone will ever write me one) but just in case 😉

So here it is:

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One diary ready to go! I’ve already written in it, back-dating it to new year. A whole 9 entries so far, and I can tell you, there’s some good stuff in there already!

Roll on the rest of the year…